January 1st 2011 Issue

Advocate for breeding program

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John Carter is known for his relentless dedication to goals.

Oregon grower John Carter has been involved in cherry industry [...]

Smaller Washington grape crop in 2010

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A steady trend in juice grape acreage and reduced overall inventory of grape juice should lead to similar—or slightly [...]

Pear Bureau to work closer with sales desks

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A pear industry task force is recommending that the Pear Bureau Northwest and pear shippers and marketers work more [...]

Figuring out profitability

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High yields or high prices alone are not enough to ensure that a Gala apple grower will see a [...]

Good Job

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Silver Apple
Organic grower and consultant Dain Craver of Royal City received the Washington State Horticultural Association’s Silver Apple [...]

Good time for renewal or expansion

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Honeycrisp apples flow through the new three-lane Compac packing line at Lake Ontario Fruit Company. The company expanded last [...]

Last Bite

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Richared, one of the first red strains of Delicious, was such an exciting discovery that a box full was [...]

Specialty crops will be on center stage

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David Schweikhardt predicts a lively specialty-crops– centered Farm Bill debate will start in Congress soon.

Specialty crops growers, who were [...]

Economic outlook for tree fruit

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The economic outlook for the tree fruit­ ­industry in Washington State and the Pacific Northwest is quite good. This [...]

Passion for research

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Cherries, with their sensitivity to rain at harvest time and market swings, are one of the riskiest and most [...]